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The Monkees: Season 1 box set ... May 13th?


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#1 of 60 OFFLINE   soop.spoon

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Posted April 18 2003 - 02:57 AM

dvdpricesearch.com has The Monkees Season 1 listed as coming out on May 13th.

I've heard rumors of this in recent months, but haven't seen anything concrete. Does anyone have any additional info? As usual, Rhino's site has no info.

#2 of 60 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted April 18 2003 - 04:50 AM

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#3 of 60 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted April 18 2003 - 07:44 AM

WOW. That made my day (and hurt my wallet)! Thanks, guys.

#4 of 60 OFFLINE   Chuck West

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Posted April 18 2003 - 03:58 PM

I love that case! Posted Image

#5 of 60 OFFLINE   John_Berger

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Posted April 19 2003 - 03:13 PM

OMG!!! That case is SO cool!! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Is there are release information on the Season 3 set?

The reason why I'm asking is that I'd really like to have the ABC TV special from a few years ago that was put together in conjunction with the release of the "Justus" CD. That was a hysterical show, particularly since they made it as though it was just another episode from a series that never went off the air.

I was wondering if Rhino had planned on integrating this (as well as "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" and any other TV specials into this collection.

#6 of 60 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted April 19 2003 - 10:25 PM

I think I'll personally let Rhino get past Seasons 1 and 2 before I start inquiring about Season 3! Posted Image
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Posted April 20 2003 - 12:19 AM

The case looks identical to the TNG cases, which most people seemed to hate. I didn't mind them.

#8 of 60 OFFLINE   Cynthia

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Posted April 20 2003 - 05:41 AM

Weren't there only two seasons?

#9 of 60 OFFLINE   soop.spoon

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Posted April 20 2003 - 05:55 AM

There were only 2 seasons.

Season 1: 32 episodes
Season 2: 26 episodes

Hopefully Rhino will get around to releasing 33 1/3 as well. Perhaps in box two?

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Posted April 20 2003 - 07:06 AM

Ah, you see there! John's post ended up making *me* look stupid! Posted Image :wink:


I shoulda asked the missus first...SHE is the Monkees fan around here!
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#11 of 60 OFFLINE   Derek Miner

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Posted April 20 2003 - 07:17 AM

Wow, that case is interesting... I do notice the "Rhin-o-Phonic" logo on it, which I hope doesn't mean a really bad faux 5.1 mix like their Rutles DVD. I'm not too worried, however, as a lot of a attention to detail went into the VHS versions of these shows, and The Monkees are THE prime Rhino property.

I would be fascinated, however, if they went back to the master tapes (which Rhino owns) and offered an alternate audio track with the songs in stereo and/or 5.1.
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#12 of 60 OFFLINE   John_Berger

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Posted April 29 2003 - 01:01 PM

Oh, well. No biggie.

Still, I hope that Rhino can get that ABC special included. After all, it was written as though it was just another episode. That would be a great addition to the set.

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Posted April 29 2003 - 01:19 PM

Hmm... I noticed that Mickey Dolenz isn't involved in any of the audio commentaries. Anybody know why? Seems like Mike Nesmith would be the one to not participate with this DVD set, and yet he's doing a couple of commentaries. Did Mickey have a recent falling out with the rest of the group?

#14 of 60 OFFLINE   Derek Miner

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Posted April 30 2003 - 06:42 PM

I would imagine it's only a scheduling issue. All of the guys have participated extensively in Rhino's archiving of the Monkees material - granting interviews for the CD reissues, for instance.

But if you've heard the Dolenz commentary on the Daydream Believers biopic DVD, you might be glad there's no Dolenz commentary on the Rhino set! Posted Image
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#15 of 60 OFFLINE   soop.spoon

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Posted May 01 2003 - 07:36 AM

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But if you've heard the Dolenz commentary on the Daydream Believers biopic DVD, you might be glad there's no Dolenz commentary on the Rhino set!

Can you elaborate on this?

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Posted May 04 2003 - 04:10 PM

On the commentary track on Daydream Believers, Micky rambled on incoherently for the most part. He would go silent for a while and then make noises or comments in a funny voice without offering any substantial information.
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#17 of 60 OFFLINE   James Alexis

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Posted May 12 2003 - 07:23 AM

Any reiews for this set yet? Isn't it out tomorrow?

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Posted May 12 2003 - 07:36 AM

I'm with James. Rhino product varies wildly in quality (see the "Walking Tall" set for a sample of how bad it can be) and while I'm tempted to order it at DDD, I want to hear how this is first.

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Posted May 13 2003 - 01:44 AM

I received this from DDD yesterday. My initial thoughts are that the transfers are excellent - the best these shows have ever looked or probably ever will ... 5.1 audio is abysmal. Rhino luckily includes the original mono as well. Commentaries and extras (Kelloggs Commercials, 16mm pilot, etc. are great). Overall, I am pleased with the set. My only complaint is that if Rhino owns the Monkees music masters, they could have at least made true 5.1 or even used true stereo mixes for the songs. Would have been nice to have had audio options for songs used in reruns and syndication as well - but not bloody practical and I prefer the commentaries.

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Posted May 13 2003 - 07:40 AM

Matt, is the Screen Gems logo at the end of each episode? I paid a lot of money for the vhs versions and don't know if I want to upgrade.